Overview of Chalet Ivy, Niseko

78 Rooms
2.5 hours Transfer time
Room only Board basis

If you're looking for a little luxury during your trip to Niseko, you should definitely take a peek at the boutique hotel Chalet Ivy. Whilst, like many Japanese ski hotels, it's not much to look at from the outside, it's the inside that matters though. A great space with an almost alpine ambience - neutral tones, plenty of wood and stone as well as the log fires crackling by the comfy sofas. This relaxing feel goes through to the 78 rooms all particularly spacious.

The hotel has plenty of facilities and service perks that make it a little bit above some other ski lodge offerings. There's a ski concierge and ski rental shop in the hotel itself as well as a shuttle bus to the slopes if you don't fancy walking 200m to the nearest lift (it's downhill on the return journey). There are also some contemporary public and private indoor and outdoor onsens to enjoy at your leisure or opt for a massage to complete the experience.

It's a very convenient hotel offering some luxury services and many rooms have views of the mountains or Mt Yoteii on a clear day, bag a higher floor for the best gazing opportunities.

What we like about Chalet Ivy

- Convenient location with both the ski lifts and town centre being easily walkable
- Indoor and outdoor onsens - there's nothing better to wind down your day
- Beautifully designed rooms and common spaces

Worth knowing

- The majority of the rooms have twin beds so you won't be sharing a double - though some can be pushed together
- The hotel's shuttle can take you around the village as well as to and from the ski lifts


  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Terrace
  • Fireplace
  • Spa
  • Massage
  • Gym
  • Wifi
  • Ski lockers
  • Shuttle
  • Ski concierge
Rated 4.5 on TripAdvisor

What others have said

Great stay in Niseko We stayed at the Hotel in March 2020 and had a great time there. The location is perfect - literally 5 min walk from the lift in ski boots and they even have a bus that can drive you there in 1 min... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor
Good location but need to improve service Hong Kong, China We booked 2 rooms for 3 nites and paid in advance more than 6 months ago and requested for rooms to be close together as we have 2 children with us. The hotel arranged us to stay at 2 different... Rated 3 on TripAdvisor
The best! London, United Kingdom Well done again! This is our second time staying at Chalet Ivy and we will be returning the next season. Service was excellent from the reception to the ski concierge to the shuttle drivers. We... Rated 5 on TripAdvisor

View on map

Sat in the middle of the main street in Upper Hirafu Village there are plenty of restaurants, shops and bars within easy striking distance. The slopes are 200m up the road and there's a shuttle bus if you don't fancy walking - it's easier on the way home as it's slightly downhill.

  • Ski region
  • Distance to slopes
    200m, 4 minute walk
  • Distance to town
    In Upper Hirafu centre


All rooms at Chalet Ivy have hairdryers, TV, safe, complimentary bottled water, tea and coffee with kettle, bathrobes and toiletries.

Superior room

Superior rooms have twin beds and a small seating area with balcony. The ensuite has a bath tub.

Approx. 27-30m2, sleeps max. 3

Deluxe room

Deluxe rooms have twin beds with a small seating area and a balcony. There is a shower in the bathroom.

Approx. 33m2, sleeps max. 3

Deluxe onsen suite

Onsen suites are much larger with twin or king bed. There is still a balcony but you get a private onsen in your bathroom as well as a bath tub.

Approx. 55-57m2, sleeps max. 3


  • Snow Castle - Japanese fine dining
  • Après Lounge with log fire
  • Hirafuzaka - Chalet Ivy's Izakaya, casual dining for lunch and dinner
  • Onsen - thermal baths public and private
  • Gym
  • Spa offering massage
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Ski concierge
  • Ski lockers
  • Ski rental shop

Board basis

Room only

Resort guide


The resort
Resort height - 235m
Highest point - 1,210m

Ski areaNiseko United - 48km of piste accessible from the Niseko Annupuri, Niseko Village, Niseko Grand Hirafu and Hanazono resorts.

The pistes are soft you'll struggle to find any ice. The off-piste isn't just accessible to experts especially off the side of the groomed runs - there are 9 gates to the backcountry.

Blue runs 30%
Red runs 40%
Black runs 30%

Lifts - 30

Season length - December to April
Snowiest months - January & February
Average snowfall - nearly a whopping 15 metres per season

Why choose Niseko?
- Ambundance of light, fluffy snow. It's famed for it
- Vibrant main village (Hirafu) plenty to explore
- Hot springs - Onsens
- Great range of pistes for all abilities
- Fantastic food, delicious and varied
- Unusual scenery and rich culture

Cat skiing | cross-country skiing | horse riding | night skiing | onsens | Reindeer sledding | Snow mobiling | snow rafting | snow shoeing

Transfer time
New Chitose - 2 hours 30 minutes
Rusutsu resort - 25 minutes

Niseko United all mountain lift pass
6 day lift pass from £290
9 day lift pass from £424

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